- Character design - This game is first person. That is not important here.
- Women - Since there are no real characters per se in the game, this doesn't really apply, though I'll make a note that it's interesting that the person the player controls uses exclusively male-coded language. Women aren't all that into flipping houses, I guess?
- Story - There isn't one.
I was sitting in the living room, doing digital chores.
What. The. Fuck.
And yet, I did it, and I enjoyed it. Even though there were problems with the game play.
At the time I played it, for example, there were several houses that had one or two windows that just wouldn't clean. There was no way to get to the second story of two story houses to clean those on the exterior, meaning selling houses that were in less than perfect condition... which might really annoy people more perfectionist than I.
That said, they are continuing to update the game to fix bugs and complaints, so chances are at least a few of these have been dealt with since I finished the game.
Also while playing, they delivered a number of new paint colours, which was nice. If there were more options for the other things, that would also be cool. It's hard to be original in your interior design when you have only three things to choose from.
I don't understand why doing chores and fixing up fake houses to fake sell to fake people was so engrossing, but House Flipper managed to make it so. Despite the bugs, and the small frustrations, it was a really pleasing game to play.
I still think it's some kind of black magic that made me enjoy doing chores.
If you're interested in seeing what I did with the houses that were available at the time, I have an album on Facebook. I'm available for hire, if you want your room redesigned.
Yeah. This was a great, satisfying little game that I spent many hours on.
For some reason.